Daniel Faid Hamidou
26 June 1966
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, director, producer|
(m. 1998; div. 2002)
Yael Harris (m. 2003)
Dany Boon (; born Daniel Faid Hamidou; 26 June 1966 in Armentières) is a French comedian and filmmaker who has acted both on the stage and the screen. He takes his stage name from the American television show Daniel Boone.
Dany Boon was born to an Algerian father and a French mother in Northern France, first started his career dubbing cartoons and performing as a mime in the street. In 1992, he was given his first break as a comedian by French television personality Patrick Sébastien, who invited him on his show. From then on Boon began to achieve fame through his sketches and his one-man shows.
He was then offered several roles in movies, notably in the film Joyeux Noël that made it on the international scene in 2005.
Boon is deeply attached to his native region, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In 2003, he made a whole show in the local dialect of ch'ti, also known as Picard. Despite the use of dialectal language, 600,000 copies of the DVD (which included French subtitles) were sold. No previous DVD featuring a one-man show had sold as well in France. In February 2008, he released a film called Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, a comedy based on prejudices held about the region, which went on to break French box office records. Two weeks after its release, the film had already been seen by five million people. After its fourth week, the figure had risen to 15 million, and by 11 April, the film had surpassed the viewing audience of La Grande Vadrouille, having been watched by more than 17.4 million people.
He has four sons and a daughter from three different unions. With his first wife, he had Mehdi, his eldest son, born in 1997. With his second wife, Judith Godrèche, he had Noé, born on 4 September 1999. With his third wife, Yael Harris, for whom he converted to Judaism in 2002, he had Eytan, born 23 June 2005; Elia, born 20 December 2006 and Sarah, born 1 March 2010.
In 2008, Boon was the highest-paid actor in European film history, netting 26 million Euro (c. 33 million dollars).
|2004||Shark Tale||Frankie (French voice)||Rob Letterman Bibo Bergeron Vicky Jenson|
|Joyeux Noël||Private Ponchel||Christian Carion|
|2005||The Valet||Richard||Francis Veber|
|La Maison du Bonheur||Charles Boulin||Dany Boon|
|2006||My Best Friend||Bruno Bouley||Patrice Leconte|
|2008||Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis||Antoine Bailleul||Dany Boon|
|Horton Hears a Who!||Horton (French voice)||Steve Martino Jimmy Hayward|
|De l'autre côté du lit||Hugo||Pascale Pouzadoux|
|Mia et le Migou||le Migou (voice)||Jacques-Rémy Girerd|
|Change of Plans||Piotr||Danièle Thompson|
|2010||Benvenuti al Sud||the French tourist (cameo)||Luca Miniero|
|2011||Nothing to Declare||Mathias Ducatel||Dany Boon|
|Zookeeper||Donald the Monkey (French voice)||Frank Coraci|
|2012||Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia||Tetedepiaf||Laurent Tirard|
|2012||Un plan parfait||Jean-Yves||Pascal Chaumeil|
|Frozen||Olaf (French voice)||Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee|
|2014||Supercondriaque||Romain Faubert||Dany Boon|
|2016||The Jews||Pascal||Yvan Attal|
|The BFG||The BFG (French voice)||Steven Spielberg|
|Radin!||François Gautier||Fred Cavayé|
|2017||Raid dingue||Eugène Froissard||Dany Boon|
|2018||La Ch'tite famille||Valentin||Dany Boon|
|2019||Murder Mystery||Inspector de la Croix||Kyle Newacheck|